Brgy. Ginebra snaps three-game slide, improves to 2-5 with 93-85 win over NLEX in Legazpi CIty


PBA Media Bureau

Barangay Ginebra snapped a three-game slide and pumped life on its playoff aspiration as it topped NLEX, 93-85, in their Petron Blaze Saturday showdown in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation here.

The Kings built momentum in the third period and went on to notch a second win against five losses to dislodge the Road Warriors (2-6) at eighth place.

Justin Brownlee fired away 23 points and produced a near triple-double job with 22 rebounds and seven assists against three turnovers.

Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio were two other starters who scored in double figures with 12 and 10, respectively, while Greg Slaughter came through with 12 markers off the bench as the Kings got a much-needed win nearing the homestretch of the elims.

The scores:

Brgy. Ginebra 93 – Brownlee 23, Aguilar 13, Slaughter 12, Tenorio 10, Ferrer 9, Devance 8, Mercado 7, Thompson 5, Caguioa 4, Mariano 2, Cruz 0.

NLEX 85 – Moultrie 30, Monfort 14, Soyud 8, Qui?ahan 5, Gotladera 4, Mallari 4, Uyloan 3, Baguio 3, Fonacier 3, Rios 2, Tiongson 2, Marcelo 2, Ighalo 0.

Quarterscores: 22-16, 41-35, 75-66, 93-85.


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